Brave New World
栏目:12年级(G12) 发布时间:2021-04-06
难度:Lexile 870L



Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final novel, Island (1962), the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (published 1949).

《美丽新世界》为英国作家赫胥黎于1931年创作1932年发表的反乌托邦作品。故事设定在公元2540年的伦敦,描述了与当今社会迥异的“文明社会”的一系列科技,如人类试管培植、睡眠学习、心理操控、建立婴儿条件反射等。该小说影响甚大,与《一九八四》和《我们》并列为世界三大反乌托邦小说。


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